11 Personnel

de Maria Taustine

It’s all about the X’s and O’s, Jimmys and Joes when Nick Roush and Adam Luckett bring out the microscope to talk Kentucky football and break down the Cats’ upcoming opponents.

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The North Hardin Show: Fall Camp Preview and Grant Godfrey

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It's a big week for the Kentucky football program. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are here to discuss it all, starting with an extensive Fall Camp preview on 11 Personnel. Throughout the conversation, North Hardin products show their potential for a breakthrough 2022 season. KSR's dynamic duo also discusses the significant addition of Grant Godfrey to the BBN. Highlights: Important position battles Who needs to improve the most during fall camp Which true freshmen can make an impact right away Two Fall Camp MVP Candidates from the backfield The significance of logging a big recruiting win in the Atlanta Metro Who Kentucky could add next to the 2023 recruiting class Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SEC Media Days Recap

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Adam Luckett makes his triumphant return to the 11 Personnel airwaves by comparing what he saw on the SEC Network to what Nick Roush experienced in Atlanta at SEC Media Days. Get a better feel for what Kentucky is up against this fall by listening to the two break down the entire league. Highlights: The Lucketts had perfect baby timing. The only reason Tank Bigsby was picked ahead of Chris Rodriguez The biggest whiffs in the predicted order of finish. Will Brian Harsin make it to the Iron Bowl? It's a HUGE week one for LSU & Florida State. Vanderbilt is winning an SEC game in 2022. Nobody knows how to handle Kentucky with a Quarterback.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Scrambling and Closing

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It's the middle of the summer. For some it means hot dogs and fireworks. For the 11 Personnel crew, it means it's time to talk Kentucky football football recruiting. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett discuss the Wildcats' roller coaster ride from the holiday weekend that reached a new high with Avery Stuart's commitment to the Cats. Highlights: You can't overstate the significance of Frank Buffano's recruiting win SEC opponents put the squeeze on two UK targets What sets Khalifa Keith apart from C-Rod and Snell How preparing for a CFB season isn't so different than preparing for a newborn It's clear Coach Rich is going to use a lot of two-RB sets The Big 12 is finally playing offense in conference realignment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Extending the Shelf Life

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The busy month of recruiting is nearing a close. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett provide a lay of the land for the Kentucky football program on 11 Personnel. In addition to recruiting talk, there's also a lot of other interesting things happening around college football. Highlights: June Recruiting Fill in the Blank UK's backs are against the wall in QB recruiting Kentucky can gain momentum in July Why Louisville is the most fascinating team in CFB over the next two years Which SEC coach is Mr. Podcast Billy Napier is already in hot water at Florida Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Recruiting Developments at Kentucky Football Camp

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After two busy weeks at the Joe Craft Football Training Facility, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are prepared to share everything they saw at the eventful Kentucky football camps. There have been new offers, official visits and commitments, highlighting a recruiting-heavy edition of 11 Personnel. The best of the best: There aren't many secondary options if UK misses on a 2024 QB. Lots of good wide receivers and edges camping with Kentucky Kentucky gaining traction on a 4-star at an Ohio State pipelin Important Peanut Butter Discourse The latest in the UK-UT battle for Cristian Conyer Luckett's US Open Locks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Camp Takeaways ahead of a Big Recruiting Weekend

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It's a busy time for the Kentucky football program. The Wildcats are back on campus, hosting recruits for camps and official visits. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett have been in the thick of it all. They share what they've seen and heard on 11 Personnel. Highlights: UK vs. Auburn battle for a top recruit for the third straight year Clearer picture of Yenser and Mike Stoops' recruiting focus Big weekend for the Big Blue Wall Camp performers that are forklifting people Scouting a pair UK commits at camps Who looks good in shorts after spring workouts?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Let the SEC Schedule Cake Bake

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The SEC Spring Meetings have come and gone without a significant change to the schedule. That doesn't mean nothing happened in Destin. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break it all down on 11 Personnel, and touch on a few other football topics. Highlights: Mitch Barnhart pushes his chips in to keep 8 SEC games. The Louisville rivalry would not be the first casualty of realignment. Winning is more important than scoring points by scheduling good non-conference games. Kentucky-Louisville Recruiting Battle Steve Clarkson: "Self-styled recruiting middle-man" Would you drink a Mountain Dew Long Island Tea?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

No Javon Baker, Scheduling Scenarios and GameDay?

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The Big Blue Nation received an unpleasant surprise. Former Alabama wide receiver Javon Baker will not be transferring to Kentucky. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down the significance of his absence and share who must step up on the outside this fall. That wasn't the only topic discussed. Highlights: Luckett takes a PGA victory lap. End of the Louisville series incoming? Various SEC scheduling scenarios Big-time June ahead for UK recruiting Circling a potential date with College GameDay in Lexington Three offseason coaching moves to keep an eye on Billy Napier is taking body blows Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Commitments and Culture Creation

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11 Personnel is focused on the future while also taking a snapshot of the past. Adam Luckett and Nick Roush examine two new additions to the Kentucky football program while reflecting on a decade of Mark Stoops at Kentucky. Highlights: Adding depth in the secondary raises the position's floor. Ziesmer forklifts opposing offensive linemen. Kentucky is narrowing in on 2024 QBs. UK has not ranked been in the preseason since 1978. The significance of establishing an identity in 2016. PGA Championship picks. Never, ever, EVER change the Triple Crown.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

How to Eat an Elephant

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Following the conclusion of the Kentucky Derby, it's officially Talking Season on 11 Personnel. Nick Roush picks apart Adam Luckett's Post-Spring Top 25 as KSR's resident Football Guys begin forecasting the 2023 college football season. Highlights: NCAA drug its feet on NIL, leading to a big stink. UK football is much quieter than normal on the recruiting front. Why? This year's college football Tiers. We need Stephen A vs. Dabo on First Take Surprise team in the Big Ten west. It's time for Lane Kiffin to evolve. 11 Personnel's favorite summer topic: Pod Scheduling! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ideal Fits for Ex-Cats in NFL Draft

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The dust has settled on the NFL Draft and Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are happy to talk about it all on 11 Personnel. Did the Kentucky guys find a soft landing spots? Why did Darian Kinnard fall so far? Who is the biggest idiot in the NFL? All of those questions are answered and more, including... Broadcasting hits and misses Lessons learned from trades Potential blessing in disguise for Kinnard. How Aidan Hutchinson can actually help Josh Paschal. The Will Levis hype is going to be fun. Kentucky UDFAs that have a good shot to make teams. Horses to keep an eye on in the Kentucky Derby.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transfer Portal and NFL Draft

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Up to seven Kentucky Wildcats could hear their name called this week in the NFL Draft. 11 Personnel is ready to prepare you for the big event, but first, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett share a few significant moves for the Kentucky football program in the transfer portal. Highlights: Keidron Smith's best fit on the Kentucky defense. Another potential portal addition on defense from the Power Five. There are now more KY kids on UK's roster than Ohio. The first Wildcat picked might be a surprise. Who could slide further than expected in the Draft. The best WRs and the worst QBs available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Spring Game Review with Freddie Maggard

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Freddie Maggard joined Nick Roush and Adam Luckett to break down everything that happened during the wild weather 2022 edition of the Kentucky Blue-White Spring Game. The scrimmage served as confirmation after a few weeks of practices. There's plenty of reasons to be excited for Kentucky football this fall. Highlights: The Big Blue Wall is still pretty darn good. How Scangarello can create conflicts with playmakers at different positions. UK's pass-catchers bring have different skill-sets to the offense. We have an important backup QB competition. A lofty Jordan Lovett comparison. One position group that leaves the crew wanting more this offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Blue-White Game Preview

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It's almost Football Time in the Bluegrass. Adam Luckett and Nick Roush are here to get you ready for Saturday's Blue-White Game on 11 Personnel. Even though expectations from the spring game should be tempered, there are still a few things you should keep your eye on that could be significant for the future of the Kentucky football program. Highlights: "An excuse to tailgate and watch football." It's our first time spotting fullback and TEs in Coach Rich Scangarello's offense. Why Dane Key or Chris Lewis will be the talk of the Blue-White Game. Rule changes college football should consider. The significance of Beau Allen's performance. Who has a good shot to win The Masters.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What We Saw at Kentucky Spring Practice

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Nick Roush and Adam Luckett were on site to watch Mark Stoops' football team at Kentucky Spring Practice. On 11 Personnel they share observations and analysis from a day the defense won. Highlights: Talented 2-Deep at multiple position groups. New RB2 Kentucky has an NFL style defense too. The strength of the UK defense. The importance of pass rush. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Spring Practice Good News and Bad News

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After taking a spring break, 11 Personnel is back to discuss some of the good news and bad news from the first five Kentucky spring football practices. Vito Tisdale is out, but some former blue chip recruits are making waves on the practice fields. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett discuss it all, and much more. Highlights: Depth evaporates. Phillips and Williams might be the two most important defensive players. Potential transfer portal additions at DB. Scangarello's sophisticated run scheme. C-Rod "can yawn and run for 1,200 yards." No worries about the Big Blue Wall. Luckett's Tyler Steen conspiracy theory. Biggest and Best NFL Free Agency moves.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

KSR's Kentucky Football Spring Practice Preview

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Kentucky Sports Radio's resident Football Guys have put their heads together to get you ready for five weeks of Kentucky football spring practice. Freddie Maggard, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett share their thoughts on UK's offseason additions, break down the question marks at various position groups and much more. Highlights from an entertaining hour-long conversation: Different ways to rebuild the Big Blue Wall. The two-deep at WR may look much different now than it does in Sept. Vito Tisdale is the epitome of a high risk/high reward player. Please, keep all former Wildcats far, far away from the Jaguars. Why no one will ever, EVER order delivery.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Evaluating the Wildcats and Fashion Choices at the NFL Combine

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11 Personnel's NFL Combine adventure continues with the big uglies. Today Nick Roush and Adam Luckett saw the future first overall pick, a couple of Wildcats and some questionable fashion choices by members of the media. Highlights from an eventful day two in Indy: Fortner's versatility and Kinnard's kick inside to guard Shrimp cocktail: gone in an instant Kenny "Tiny Hands" Pickett Why Josh Paschal could slide Vito Tisdale: "It's very enticing, but also scary as hell." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Assistant Coach Expectations from the NFL Combine

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Kentucky has three new assistant coaches. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett heard from Rich Scangarello, Zach Yenser, Mike Stoops and Mark Stoops before the dynamic duo took its talents to Indianapolis. 11 Personnel breaks down the most important takeaways from the introductions before sharing initial thoughts from the NFL Combine. Highlights: The head coach is a happy man Stoops' 2-year coordinator plan Speaking the same language on offense How Levis and Yenser sold Scangarello on Kentucky Why the big picture should not change for UK football Questions surrounding the QBs in the draft Guess Wan'Dale's 40 time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Liam Coen is Leaving Lexington, Who's Next?

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Mark Stoops is looking for Kentucky's third offensive coordinator in three seasons. Adam Luckett and Nick Roush break down how Liam Coen got pulled away by the Rams, who could replace him and what Stoops is looking for during this untimely offensive coordinator search. Highlights from 11 Personnel: Mass attrition on the UK staff is the cost of doing business. Timetable for the new hire Pros and Cons of promoting Scott Woodward Different timing could have brought Joe Moorhead to UK. Dan Mullen is a goober. So what? Two new names from the Philadelphia Eagles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

NFL Draft Prep with Luke Fortner

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To get ready for the NFL Draft, Luke Fortner spent a week at the Senior Bowl, then got grilled by Nick Roush and Adam Luckett on 11 Personnel. He shares how a couple of former Cats, Drake Jackson and Logan Stenberg, helped him ahead of the trip to Mobile and what the next few months looks like before his name is called in the 2022 NFL Draft. Highlights for an enlightening and entertaining conversation: How much Liam Coen's offense helped him learn the Lions' offense at the Senior Bowl. What Luke must consistently eat to keep his weight. The difference in snapping The Duke vs. a college football. Insight into the rising stars on the Big Blue Wall. NFL Draft Prep role playing. Luke's favorite memories from his time at Kentucky.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Moving the Early Signing Period with Zack Geoghegan

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National Signing Day was once again over-shadowed by the Early Signing Period. 11 Personnel shares how many problems can be fixed by getting rid of the December date. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are also joined by Zack Geoghegan for some recruiting chatter as the coaching carousel fires back up. Highlights: Coaches are talking about of both sides of their mouths. The job meant something different for John Schlarman than Eric Wolford Recruiting prowess vs. Scheme fit in potential offensive line coaches. Internal promotion is standing in-between Coen and LA. UK continues to spray the board early. Why high schoolers are committing earlier and earlier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

For the Culture

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Culture is a word that gets thrown around a lot, but what exactly does it mean? Kentucky's four midyear transfer illustrate exactly what Mark Stoops' has built, and Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are here to explain it all on 11 Personnel during a quiet week of the offseason. Highlights: The right kind of players for Kentucky. It's been a wild, fulfilling playoff run for Bengals' fans. Will Levis can play his way into a first round draft pick. Dorian Javon Baker, Touchdown Maker Who's the Chris Mack of college football coaches? The UK QB in 2023 is probably not on the roster right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Xs and Os with UK Offensive Coordinator Liam Coen

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11 Personnel is bringing out the big guns this offseason. Liam Coen joined Nick Roush and Adam Luckett to discuss what went right for UK during his first season, before looking ahead to the 2022 campaign. You've never heard a candid conversation with Kentucky's offensive coordinator like this before. Highlights: Will NFL fourth down aggressiveness trickle down to college football? Citrus Bowl satisfaction from the final 2-minute drive. Will Levis' development and Coen's confidence in the QB on third down. How Coen scripts opening drives. Where Chris Rodriguez can take the next step. What young pass-catchers must accomplish this spring. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Offseason Kicks Off Battling Way-Too-Early Top 25s

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11 Personnel is starting the offseason ON FIRE. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down Georgia's National Championship victory before turning their attention to terrible takes in Way-Too-Early Top 25s. In between all the fun they dish on an eventful week for Mark Stoops' Kentucky football program. Highlights: What will Georgia look like at Kroger Field next fall? If Chris Rodriguez isn't a preseason All-American, we riot. Tons of returners set a high floor for UK. Kentucky is getting old, in a good way. Barion Brown exceeded expectations in the All-American Game. Differences in Darrion Henry-Young and Tyler Baron. Brad White's new Vice President of Defense, Mike Stoops. Arkansas in the Top 25 has Luckett flummoxed. You can easily stream online through Spotify or you can get the podcast sent directly to your phone by subscribing to 11 Personnel on iTunes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transfer Portal Moving and Shaking, and Citrus Bowl Storytime

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You're getting a double dose of 11 Personnel this week. Adam Luckett and I recorded a special edition on Twitter Spaces. It takes a little while to get it to the podcast feed, but we have it now LIVE and ready to go along with an extra 25 minutes following a newsy week after the Citrus Bowl. Highlights from our 90 minutes on air this week: Wan'Dale's draft decision. How Tyler Baron situation unfolded. Barion Brown is THAT Dude. Bad coaching decisions ended the right way for UK. Potential returning Super Seniors and underclassmen that flashed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Citrus Bowl Breakdown

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Football is all about Xs and Os, the Jimmies and the Joes. 11 Personnel discusses all of them between Kentucky and Iowa ahead of Saturday's matchup at Camping World Stadium. Recording live in Orlando, here's a taste of what you'll hear from Roush and Luckett: Wildcats that could potentially miss the Citrus Bowl. Kentucky is playing with emotional energy and a lot of momentum. How Coen might attack the Iowa defense. Who will have a big bowl moment for Kentucky. Chris Rodriguez is under-valued. Betting trends that will lead you to the over.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

A Holly Jolly Time of Year

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Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are feeling festive on 11 Personnel. The two dish on the latest from Citrus Bowl prep as the Cats take a brief break for the holidays before descending upon Orlando to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes. Highlights: The understated significance of keeping Brad White at Kentucky. Who UK could add on February's signing day. Kentucky ranks in the Top 20 in a ton of different offensive statstics. The impact of Ali and Epps' absence. Early Iowa preview.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Recapping the Craziest National Signing Day Ever

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Wow. What a day. Nick Roush, Freddie Maggard and Adam Luckett recap an historic National Signing Day for the Kentucky football program that has put the Wildcats on a collision course with Atlanta. Highlights: Length, speed and improving in the trenches. The value in beating Clinkscale. A lot on Goodwin's plate. Big time additions to the secondary. Impact true freshmen. There's something about the Wades that you know they will succeed. Everyone in the UK football program is holding that rope and pulling in the same direction. Freddie's hidden gem that's not a hidden gem.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Early Signing Period Preview

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We are less than 48 hours away from the start of the Early Signing Period. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett let you know all of the moving parts as the Kentucky football coaching staff ties up loose ends to what could be an historic recruiting class. Highlights from a special edition of 11 Personnel: In Vince we trust. UK vs. Michigan State. Will this be the most eventful signing day ever? A fluid situation at cornerback. Eric Wolford shows off his recruiting chops. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Crazy on Bowl Mania

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College football bowl season is here. 11 Personnel was prepared to give you a handful of games to watch. That turned into almost 20. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett can't help it. They've caught the fever. The best part of bowl mania is in Orlando when Kentucky takes on Iowa. Highlights from an exciting podcast... The rotating bowl sponsors can be difficult to keep up with. Iowa has elite defense and special teams, with a putrid offense. Extra motivational juice for UK entering this game. Young defensive guys who could turn a corner in bowl practice. Recruiting developments on the defensive line. Did Miami just win the coaching carousel? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

A Great Time to be a Kentucky Football Fan

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The offseason has been kind to Kentucky football fans. It started with another embarrassing blowout of Louisville, Mark Stoops signed a contract extension and is now recruiting some of the best players in the country. 11 Personnel is here to talk about it all, including a wild coaching carousel, to get your offseason started off on the right foot. Highlights: Credit to Mitch Barnhart. Best case scenario for UK w/Notre Dame hire. No respect for Kentucky throughout the SEC. Bryan Harsin fires his OC and gives UK a potential 4-star recruit. A fluid WR situation as signing day approaches. The sweet satisfaction of being from Louisville and beating the hell out of the Cards. Satterfield's just good enough to give the Cards hope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Governor's Cup Litmus Test

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Kentucky vs. Louisville. The SEC vs. ACC. In a game of Jimmies and Joes, can the Wildcats exert force to dominate the Cardinals and win a third straight Governor's Cup? Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down all of the matchups that will define Saturday's season finale at Cardinal Stadium. Highlights: UofL lives and dies on big plays, but in a different way than Tennessee. The Cards surprisingly have one of the best O-lines UK has played. How Florida prepared Kentucky to defend Louisville. Letting Cunningham dink and dunk is a good thing. Three guarantees you can set your watch to. Should be a big day for the Big Blue Wall. High stakes and the changing dynamics of the rivalry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

One Month till Signing Day

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The penultimate game of the 2021 season is here, which means we are only a month away from the Early Signing Period. In addition to talking about the Vanderbilt and NMSU games, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett dive into the Kentucky football recruiting landscape as the Wildcats enter the homestretch. Highlights: UK lost a recruiting insurance policy on the OL with Aamil Wagner. Kentucky has to get Goodwin on campus in December. Could Will Levis have a Kenny Pickett trajectory? The second half of the Vanderbilt game was a glorified practice. Winning in spite of an inability to produce turnovers. UK's remarkable climb since the 2016 New Mexico State game. A very important Egg Bowl for Kentucky. You can easily stream online through Spotify or you can get the podcast sent directly to your phone by subscribing to 11 Personnel on iTunes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Choosing Violence

por Maria Taustine

It was a rough weekend in the Commonwealth. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett take extra time to discuss the loss to Tennessee on 11 Personnel. The difficult gut-check certainly dashes a big opportunity, but does not completely trash an exceptional season. Highlights: Officiating incompetence. "Leverage the damn ball." Why the UT loss was like playing a basketball team hot from three. Middle Eight woes. UK played the three top QBs on its schedule three weeks in a row. What we need to see in the final three games of the season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mark Stoops, The Kingslayer

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Jamie Lannister's title has been taken by the Kentucky head coach, even after the Wildcats' loss at Mississippi State. On the latest 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down the loss, Dan Mullen's tone-deaf comments and look ahead to what UK must do to defeat Tennessee. Highlights: Turnover impact at State is even worse than you think What are the replay officials doing? Dissecting UK's running problems How Tennessee challenges cornerbacks in a run-first spread offense. "Joe Milton is Happy Gilmore on a football field." Run the Damn Ball is back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Cowbell Hell with Van Hiles

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Kentucky is entering a house of horrors in Starkville. To prepare the BBN for cowbell hell, 11 Personnel called on former UK cornerback Van Hiles (@VStyles17) to break down the upcoming matchup and share his thoughts on the Wildcats' season. It's a conversation every Kentucky football fan can't afford to miss. Highlights: The game that will get Satterfield fired. Difference makers on offense. Why the 2021 team is better than 2018. The biggest concerns against Miss. State. UK needs to get stops when the field shrinks. What will counterpunches will Coen use? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Surviving Between the Hedges

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11 Personnel went between the hedges and lived to talk about it all. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett share everything from their venture to Athens to watch Kentucky fall 30-13 to top-ranked Georgia. Despite the loss, there are some things for the Wildcats to build on. Highlights: The Liam Coen difference in big games. There is a significant gap between top 25 and top 5. You need to see more takeaways from the UK defense. The could have been a big game for Upshaw. Recruiting dudes at wide receiver. Kentucky could catch Tennessee in a buzzsaw. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Statement win over LSU and Georgia preview with DawgsHQ

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A Bad Coach O Impression but a Great Matchup for Kentucky

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Adam Luckett knows a lot of football. He knows that LSU is a good matchup for Kentucky, but he might be the only person in the world that does not know how to do a Coach O impression. Hear why the Cats are in a good spot after Nick Roush joins him to break down the Florida win on 11 Personnel. Highlights: Expectations created unhinged crowd. Old guys on defense move people around pre-snap. Trevin Wallace was rumbling like Bo Jackson. A flukey anomaly on third down. How to fix the offense. Shaky ground in Baton Rouge.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Us Against the World

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It's an exciting week for the Kentucky football program. Off the heels of the South Carolina win, the 4-0 Wildcats host Florida at Kroger Field. 11 Personnel's dynamic duo of Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down the X's and O's in the matchup and much more. Highlights: Brad White and Mark Stoops > Marcus Satterfield and Shane Beamer The significance of Cummings' development. Is there a logical explanation behind C-Rod's fumbles? Challenges to Levis over last two weeks won't be present vs. Florida Dan Mullen is the worst parts of Urban Meyer and Steve Spurrier. How the returning six players could play a role vs. the Gators.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Typical Early Season Struggles

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The Table is Set

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In order to set up would could be an unbelievable season for the Kentucky Wildcats, Mark Stoops' team needed to defeat Missouri. It was not always pretty, but UK secured the W over the Tigers. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett share the X's and Os' behind the win, debunk concerns and provide updates from around the SEC. Highlights:  Stoops is still looking for a knockout punch. Drink schemed up well while the Cats defended against the big play. How UK can get more of a pass rush.  Third Down efficiency is beautiful.  C-Rod is on pace to shatter break records.  Is this Emory Jones' last game as a starter?  An AUTOMATIC bet for Luckett.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

They are who we thought they were

por Maria Taustine

The first week of the 2021 college football season was filled with surprises, but locally, everything went according to plan. Will Levis was great, Kentucky destroyed ULM and Scott Satterfield has zero dudes on Louisville's roster. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett discuss it all on a new episode of 11 Personnel and look ahead to a highly anticipated matchup for Missouri that's shaping up well for the Wildcats. Highlights: UK's future opponents look shaky. Luckett's drinking the Levis Kool-Aid. Weaver was incredible in limited snaps. Why Mizzou is a lot like South Carolina in 2018. Bazelak is overrated. Nevada is off to a hot start. Moneyline Madness! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Scott Fraud, ULM & Zeb

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Kentucky football season is finally here. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett get you ready for the Wildcats and the Warhawks with a brand new edition of 11 Personnel. They have just about a littler bit of everything in this week one primer, including... South Carolina's disastrous QB situation.  Wan'Dale Robinson is not why Roush cannot stand Scott Frost.  Depth Chart takeaways.  A house divided high school showdown  ULM is withholding information .  "Both teams are playing themselves this week." The first ever 11 Personnel ML special.  Nevada is a LIVE Dog in week one.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 Personnel E112: Week Zero and G5 Team of 2021

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College football returns with week zero. For the special occasion, 11 Personnel returns with a bonus episode to get you ready for all of the games and pick a G5 team we will ride with throughout the 2021 season. Buckle up for more football with Nick Roush and Adam Luckett. Highlights:  Drennen's big opportunity. Jones' return is timely for LBs and Trevin Wallace. Levis' practical arm strength.  UK recruits on ESPN2 you need to watch Friday night.  Concerns surrounding Florida's quarterback. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Flimsy Alliance, Hiccups and Ranking Stoops Wins

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Kentucky's preseason football camp ended with fireworks off the field. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett discuss the latest developments after pointing and laughing at the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12. They also touch on the biggest whiffs in BTI's rankings of Stoops greatest wins and worst losses. Highlights:  A good idea horribly executed.  The backbone of CFB is bad contracts.  NWO parallels to college football realignment.  True freshmen in the two-deep. Development defines the offense, while defense features recruiting star-power.  Laugh out loud funny wins from the Stoops era.  Winning big games at home might be Stoops' greatest weakness.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Open Practice, QB1 & Trench Warfare

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Kentucky has a starting quarterback. Before Nick Roush and Adam Luckett dive into the implications of the Will Levis decision, the 11 Personnel podcasters get nasty with the Big Uglies in the trenches. Hear what they saw at Kentucky's open football practice and much more. Highlights: The best kinds of trash talk.  Tomiwa fits the bill for Coach Stew's DL.  Kentucky's top four wide receivers as of right now.  Will Levis' strengths.  Can Gatewood play Power 5 football?  Luckett took the offensive line bait.  Roush is not worried about Kiyaunta Goodwin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Victory Lap & College Football Win Totals

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It's a great day to say, "I told you so." Find out why Adam Luckett and Nick Roush are taking a victory lap prior to submitting their best college football season win total picks of the 2021 season. Highlights:  -- There's no lack of creativity on this offense. -- The Big Dog spilled the beans.  -- Don't sleep on Davonte Robinson.  -- The value of a defense filled with old heads. -- Trouble at South Carolina and Tennessee. -- Help us pick a Group of Five team.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Top Kentucky Football Preseason Storylines

por Maria Taustine

The Kentucky football team returns to campus this week. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett prepare you for the Wildcats' training camp by sharing the most anticipated storylines of the preseason. From the quarterback competition to position changes, they cover it all. Highlights:  -- A Super Senior we aren't talking about enough that could be a difference maker.  -- Izayah Cummings has NFL potential at tight end.  -- UK needs a consistent RB2 and WR3 to emerge.  -- Coen's Offense + Soft Schedule = So Much Potential  -- Louisville's recruiting incompetence is laughable.   -- Is Coach O the next Gene Chizik?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SEC Media Days Recap

por Maria Taustine

It was a long, eventful four days in Hoover. Shortly after returning from where It Just Means More, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett relive the experience and recap a few things that happened on Thursday to put a bow on an historic week for the Southeastern Conference. Highlights: -- Surprises in the predicted order of finish.  -- Auburn's Bryan Harsin is the WORST.  -- Missouri does not shy away from the significance of the Kentucky game.  -- Folks really love Eli Drinkwitz.  -- Mark Stoops' quite confidence.  -- All-SEC snubs. -- Pumping the brakes on realignment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Realignment and Dr. Pepper with Saban's New BFF

por Maria Taustine

Adam Luckett celebrated his birthday in a big way at SEC Media Days. Nick Saban busted his chops on his first trip to Hoover, then a Texas-Oklahoma SEC realignment bomb was dropped. He's joined by Nick Roush to talk about the eventful third day in SEC country. Highlights: -- The results of a blind Dr. Pepper taste test.  -- Vandy took away jersey numbers and it's even sillier than it sounds.  -- Mike Leach lived up to the hype.  -- Why Texas and Oklahoma make sense for the SEC right now.  -- Divisions are likely done, bringing in 9-game pod scheduling.  -- Vince Tyra said with a straight face he believes the Satterfields are finally settled in at UofL.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Injuries, Blue Hair and Tough Questions with UK at SEC Media Days

por Maria Taustine

Kentucky took the stage at the 2021 edition of SEC Media Days and 11 Personnel has you covered from A-Z. There was some good news, some bad news and some bizarre news along the way. Sit back, relax and enjoy a wild ride. Highlights:  -- Keaton Upshaw's season ending injury provides opportunities for others. -- Good news on J.J. Weaver. -- Clarity at the center competition.  -- Luckett and Lane are new best friends. -- Tennessee could be an even greater disaster than we respected. -- Kentucky can't play the Rodney Dangerfield card this year. -- IS anyone cooler than Darian Kinnard? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dan Mullen Tries Too Hard at SEC Media Days

por Maria Taustine

Greg Sankey kicked off Talking SZN Monday afternoon at SEC Media Days. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett were in the Grand Ballroom at the Wynfrey Hotel to hear from the commissioner and a cast of coaches and players. The dynamic duo relives the best of the best from South Carolina, LSU and Florida's turn at the podium. Highlights: -- Dan Mullen’s very bad idea.  -- Can Coach O get his hires right? -- Unexpected, glowing reviews of Dare Rosenthal.  -- Shane Beamer's filibuster is becoming a trend at South Carolina.  -- A lot to unpack from Sankey's comments on the state of the NCAA.  -- Previewing Kentucky's SECMD appearance.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Death of an Offseason

por Maria Taustine

Stick a fork in it. The offseason is done, finished, DEAD. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett put the offseason to bed and prepare you for Talking Season on the latest edition of 11 Personnel. We have rosters, preseason all-conference teams and predicted order of finish in the SEC. What more could you ask for? You'll find it all on 11 Personnel. Highlights:   -- The best players to wear No. 89 and No. 7.  -- Where UK has invested scholarships.  -- The latest on Devonte Ross. -- Could UK be favored in 8 games? -- Florida isn't the same Florida as last year. -- Luckett's Locks for The Open. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dog Days of Summer

por Maria Taustine

It's hotter than Satan's shorts. Cool down with a little football talk. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are back together in person, reunited to share some good news and some bad news on the UK football recruiting front. They're also chiming in on NIL and a few other summer radio, talking season topics. Highlights: -- The U is back. -- Summer jobs.  -- Will the Bill O'Brien stink follow him to Alabama?  -- Takeaways from CFB preview magazines.  -- Not great news for a 2023 UK QB target.  -- A strange quiet around one recruit could be good news for Kentucky. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Recapping a Busy June

por Maria Taustine

The first open recruiting period in over a year made June an incredibly busy month for the Kentucky Football program. On the latest edition of 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett discuss all of the good news and bad news from an uncharacteristically wild summer month. Highlights: -- What Brez means to Mark Stoops' staff. -- Why Dare Rosenthal can be a good fit at Kentucky.  -- Despite turnover, there's stability on the Big Blue Wall. -- OLD ALERT: Antonio Hall has a son that will attend UK.  -- How UK could close out recruiting on the offensive line in 2022. -- Two rising stars from the state of Kentucky.  -- Old man yells at clouds.  -- Interesting information from QB Chris Parson.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Choke Artists and 2023 Quarterbacks

por Maria Taustine

After almost two years of football talk, 11 Personnel has reached 100 episodes. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett celebrate with some schadenfreude, comparing the Doc Rivers and Ben Simmons blow-up to the worst disasters in modern college football history. Of course, they also have a few technical difficulties and some serious football recruiting discussions as Kentucky keys in on three 2023 quarterbacks. Highlights from episode 100: 

-- The oddities of UK's 2017 loss to Florida deserve an oral history.

-- Remember that time Lamar fumbled? 

-- The latest on Ryan Baer's recruitment following his official visit. 

-- Will one five-star commitment stick? 

-- Which successful QB Luckett sees in Destin Wade.

-- A positive sign from Keaten Wade.

-- Oklahoma's interest is a good sign for one UK QB recruit. 

Offical Visits and a LOADED UK Sunday Showcase Camp

por Maria Taustine

Like everyday, it's a great day to make fun of Louisville. The Cards can't get out of their own way with one piece of stupidity after another during a big recruiting weekend, but before Nick Roush and Adam Luckett roast UofL, they break down everything that happened during Kentucky's second Sunday Showcase Camp. A talented affair during a busy recruiting weekend, there's a lot to love in the latest 11 Personnel, like...

-- Rising talents from the Commonwealth.  

-- Three players you need to know from the camp. 

-- Mullets are all the way back. 

-- An official visitor on commitment watch? 

-- What Jacquez Jones brings to Lexington. 

-- Who left Lexington with scholarship offers. 

-- Get old, stay old. 

Recalibrating at Summer Camp

por Maria Taustine

The Kentucky football team has resumed official activities by bringing players back into the weight room and hosting talented recruits at camps. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett describe what they saw at the first UK Football Sunday Showcase and share a few significant recruiting nuggets as official and unofficial visitors make their way into Lexington. Highlights: 

-- Scheduling problems during the camp crunch. 

-- A few notable underclassmen QBs UK is recruiting.

-- One area Kentucky is hitting hard "that craps out football talent." 

-- Figuring out the new tertiary recruiting areas after Clinkscale's departure. 

-- The latest on UK's pursuit of Jacquez Jones. 

-- It feels GREAT to be back to normal. 

Calm Before the Recruiting Storm

por Maria Taustine

The Dead Period is DEAD. On the latest episode of 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett mount up for what will be a busy month of recruiting for the Kentucky Football program. They discuss what you need to keep an eye on in the month of June, among other things, like...

-- The two primary goals the coaching staff wants to accomplish in June.

-- Bus Tours SZN. 

-- What we know about Chris Collins. 

-- An unlikely college basketball coach killer. 

-- Sliding door moments in college sports. 

-- Noon kickoffs, not that bad. 

 

Win Totals and Anonymous Coaches

por Maria Taustine

Summer Radio is in full swing. This week two of our favorite college football offseason topics surfaced, future bets on win totals and scouting reports from anonymous coaches. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett wade through the muck to tell you exactly what you need to know and how it could potentially help your wallet. Highlights: 

-- Luckett's struggle to find an Athlon magazine on newsstands.

-- QB accuracy questions vs. physical tools.  

-- 11 Personnel isn't the only place questioning Scott Satterfield's culture fit on Floyd St.

-- One SEC school who's worse off at WR than UK. 

-- Kentucky's path to hitting over 6.5. 

-- A couple good-looking unders. 

-- Evaluating the 2021 road trips.

 

Dreaming Big

por Maria Taustine

The fine folks at 247 Sports predicted a 6-0 start for the Kentucky Football team, which got Adam Luckett and Nick Roush thinking. How do they get there? What would it look like if they got there? Is the BBN tasting Sugar on New Year's Day? All of those questions are answered and more on the latest edition of 11 Personnel. Highlights: 

-- Will Levis is on campus at the most fun time of the year to be on campus. 

-- Why Archie Collins could check a lot of boxes as a DB coach. 

-- What is Mark Stoops' second best team at Kentucky? 

-- How can the 2021 Cats' become the second best Stoops team? 

-- Ranking all of the coaches in Power Five football. 

-- PGA Championship Locks from Luckett. 

Coach Clink is on the move

por Maria Taustine

Mark Stoops is in need of a new assistant coach. On Tuesday we learned that Steve Clinkscale is living Lexington to take a similar role at Michigan. In the latest edition of 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett explain why Coach Clink was attracted to Jim Harbaugh's staff, even though his seat is perpetually hot. They also try to break down what could be next for the UK football program. Highlights:

-- What Clinkscale brought to the table from the Great Lakes State and beyond. 

-- The UK assistant that needs to step up on the recruiting trail. 

-- Who's next? That's anybody's guess. 

-- Mr. Football running it back. 

-- More than one new assistant coach on the move? 

-- A feud with Michael Bennett?

The Picks Are In

por Maria Taustine

The NFL Draft has come to a close and the Wildcats have made history with six players taken off the board in Cleveland. Adam Luckett joins Nick Roush to discuss everything that went down and how the players fit in with their new teams. Highlights:

-- A great spot for Davis to grow in Washington.

-- Two players in the secondary could be day one starters.

-- Luckett talks himself into the Bengals taking a WR over an OL in the first round.

-- Raiders gonna Raider. 

-- It was a weird draft for the Cowboys. 

-- What Landon and Drake need to prove to make rosters. 

The NFL Draft and Kentucky Derby Wheelhouse

por Maria Taustine

We've somehow found two sporting events that perfectly coincide with each podcasters' respective wheelhouse. Nick Roush is a Kentucky Derby feen. Adam Luckett is an NFL Draft savant. Combine the two and you have one wonderful hour of audio previewing the two biggest stories in sports. Highlights: 

  • It's time to end the pre-Draft circus. 
  • Steals of the NFL Draft. 
  • Why teams are willing to use a 1st pick on a LB like Davis. 
  • It's a bad year for edge defenders. 
  • Kliff Kingsbury STINKS. 
  • There's a wide draft window for multiple Wildcats. 
  • Bad measurables for Boogie. 
  • Horse betting strategies to win big. 
  • Beers, ranked. 

Surprises from a Cold War Spring

por Maria Taustine

The 2021 edition of Kentucky football spring practice was tight-lipped, even by Mark Stoops standards. Despite the secrecy surrounding the Joe Craft Football Training Facility, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett learned a few new things about the Wildcats. They share the most surprising revelations and more on the latest 11 Personnel. Highlights: 

-- There's complaining to complain, and legit grievances. 

-- Josh Kattus is ready to go.

-- Reaching into metropolitan eras within UK's 6-hour recruiting radius. 

-- Volley-talk.

-- Scheming open receivers. 

-- What Josh Paschal can do to opposing offenses this season. 

Kiyaunta Goodwin and the Wade Twins are Wildcats

por Maria Taustine

An historic recruiting weekend for the Kentucky football team calls for an emergency Saturday night podcast. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down what the high-profile additions of Kiyaunta Goodwin, Keaten and Destin Wade mean for the Wildcats' future. Highlights: 

  • Goodwin's athleticism is unparalleled to humans his size. 
  • How UK kept "chipping away" to win big. 
  • The role the Big Blue Wall played to get Goodwin. 
  • Stoops has successfully built a fence around the state.
  • Stealing players from the state of Tennessee from the Vols is glorious. 
  • Keaten Wade is the perfect fit in UK's defense.
  • Destin Wade is much more than an "Athlete."
  • How the 22 class stacks up with its predecessors. 

Questions with Gravitas

por Maria Taustine

It's the final week of Kentucky football spring practice. Can you believe it? Nick Roush and Adam Luckett have the latest from Kroger Field and dish on the positive and negative developments from the recruiting front. Highlights

  • Foul ball!
  • "He makes skinny people look fat."
  • The most important piece of the defense in 2021.
  • Property damage and breaking face masks.
  • What position will Trevin Wallace play?
  • Kentucky's lingering QB problem. 
  • The significance of Kiyaunta Goodwin. 

A Smooth Transition

por Maria Taustine

The college basketball season has officially ended. Turn the page into college football season by listening to 11 Personnel with Nick Roush and Adam Luckett. The two share the latest from Kentucky spring football after touching on a variety of topics, such as...

  • Who is the Mark Few of college football? 
  • Early Kentucky Derby handicapping.
  • The best broadcasting crews need more personality in college football. 
  • Finally, a not-so-happy Liam Coen.
  • The difference between some early enrollees and returning freshmen. 
  • Darian Kinnard is terrifying. 
  • Value gambling picks for The Masters. 

UK Pro Day and Non-Conference Scheduling

por Maria Taustine

Nick Roush and Adam Luckett returned to the mic to talk football as 11 former Wildcats took the field to participate in Combine drills at UK Pro Day. Before the event kicked off Louisville scheduled a home-and-home series with Georgia, prompting an animated discussion on non-conference scheduling. Highlights:    

  • Pro Day numbers might be misleading in more than one way. 
  • Does anyone ask Liam Coen better questions than Luckett?
  • UK is gaining recruiting momentum, particularly in the state of Kentucky. 
  • Breaking down the juice in Treyveon Longmire's game. 
  • Flax, Crumes and Sheron flash in spring practice. 
  • There's a fine line between fun and reckless out of conference football scheduling. 

So Much Spring Football Excitement

por Maria Taustine

Mark Stoops is trying to temper expectations ahead of the Wildcats' 2021 season. So far, the exact opposite has happened at Kentucky spring practice. Brad White and Liam Coen love what they're seeing from the Wildcats. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett share all of the exciting developments and discuss: 

  • Joey Gatewood's offensive revelations
  • Footwork details mitigate mistakes. 
  • How cadence can be used as a tool to give QBs early reads. 
  • Does the offense sound more like the Rams or Alabama?
  • A real world comparison to the transfer portal.
  • FEED CHRIS RODRIGUEZ!
  • Eli Capilouto at UK Pro Day.

Spring Practice Kicks Off

por Maria Taustine

It's officially Football Time in the Bluegrass™. Kentucky kicked off spring practice Tuesday morning and Nick Roush and Adam Luckett have everything covered on the latest edition of 11 Personnel. They have reaction from the players as well as an introduction to a new coach, John Settle. Highlights from the beautiful spring morning in Lexington, KY: 

  • Installing Fundamentals in Coen's offense. 
  • "Slow to, fast through." 
  • New numbers for newcomers.
  • Stoops has given fans Co-special teams coordinators. 
  • Good news and bad news on the recruiting front. 
  • Can Coen prevent Kentucky football from turning into the Chicago Bears of the SEC? 
  • Wohlabaugh, the Bash Bro. 

 

Spring Practice Preview

por Maria Taustine

Spring Football is almost here in the Bluegrass. Nick Roush is celebrating the return of Kentucky football with KSR's newest full-time employee, Adam Luckett. The dynamic duo breaks down each UK position group ahead of the important 15-practice period on the latest edition of 11 Personnel. Highlights:  

  • Fade Missouri 
  • The odds on favorite to win the QB competition. 
  • Why some QB talk will be empty calories. 
  • Absurd C-Rod advance stats. 
  • Stick butter or tub butter? 
  • Will two tight ends be Liam Coen's base package?
  • Time for the freshmen on the defensive line to shine.
  • The most valuable and important player on UK's defense. 

Recruiting and Gambling

por Maria Taustine

It's a slow crawl to spring practice. Kentucky football is a welcome refuge from the men's basketball team, so Nick Roush and Adam Luckett have a little something for everyone in this edition of 11 Personnel, like...

-- The transfer portal is popping. 

-- Notre Dame is Kentucky's new adversary on the recruiting trail. 

-- Significant positive and negative recruiting developments in Michigan. 

-- Important experience returning at all four levels of the defense. 

-- How Barnhart and Stoops have made UK one of the most attractive coaching destinations in the SEC.

-- Where UK ranks in SEC wins over last three years. 

-- QB recruiting is a crapshoot. 

 

Pleasant NFL Draft Surprises, Comparable COVID Problems and Girl Scout Cookies

por Maria Taustine

The college football offseason has slowed to a crawl, but that doesn't mean Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are slowing down. They're still talking some football, like Jamin Davis and Kelvin Joseph's latest NFL Draft developments, while debating other very important questions, such as, "Which Girl Scout cookies are best?" A few other random topics discussed...

-- Bad news and good news from the world of golf. 

-- Scientifically assessing how many Miller Lites were consumed at the Mack Family Christmas.  

-- Luckett was wrong about Bossman Fat. 

-- Are you ready for the Louisville Xtreme?

-- Who was hurt by COVID more, the UK basketball or football team?

-- The value in banking wins. 

-- Developments in UK's recruiting efforts in the trenches. 

2021 College Football Coaching Carousel Special

por Maria Taustine

The 2021 college football coaching carousel finally stopped spinning this week once UCF hired Gus Malzahn to be its next head football coach. Thanks to some late movement by Auburn, Texas and Tennessee, the power struggle lasted longer than normal around the sport. Today Adam Luckett and Nick Roush are breaking down the most eventful moments, the rising stars in the industry and the dumbest hires to date. Highlights: 

-- "Coaching at Vanderbilt is like bringing a screwdriver to a gunfight."

-- Is the spring game in jeopardy? 

-- Gus is at home on International Drive. 

-- Bizarre assistant coaching hires at South Carolina and Auburn. 

-- Too many retreads instead of innovators at low-level FBS programs. 

-- Driving Jedd Fisch.

-- One name UK fans need to know. 

-- The best and worst introductory press conferences.  

Moves in the Transfer Portal and on the Coaching Staff

por Maria Taustine

There really never is a Kentucky football offseason. Just when things typically slow down, they've somehow become just as crazy as ever. On the latest 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett explain what the recent moves mean for UK's program and forecast what's next. Highlights: 

-- Could the new receiver end up being the new tight end? 

-- Not your typical quality control hire. 

-- The risk you take hiring assistants from the NFL. 

-- SP+ rankings show just how great the schedule sets up for Kentucky. 

-- The most intriguing quarterback competition since when? 

Kentucky Wins the Trevin Wallace Lottery

por Maria Taustine

It's a great day to be a Kentucky football fan. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down what it means for the Wildcats after they secured a commitment from Trevin Wallace, one of the most athletically-gifted football players that's ever signed to play at UK. Highlights:

-- Ever seen a linebacker return punts for touchdowns? 

-- Three important boxes Wallace checks.

-- How Jon Sumrall made it happen and what it means for Stoops' staff. 

-- Hello, Luke Fulton. 

-- What does the interest in Will Levis mean for UK's quarterbacks? 

-- Super Bowl Sunday traditions and predictions. 

-- EA Sports CFB is back. Who were the best teams in the old video game? 

A Home Schedule You Dream About

por Maria Taustine

Kentucky's 2021 football schedule is here. The dates of the seven-game home schedule arrive shortly after Tennessee introduced its new head football coach, Josh Heupel. Of course, the press conference produced plenty of hysterical moments to keep Nick Roush and Adam Luckett busy in-between schedule discussions. Highlights: 

-- SEC Network Fat Cats win again.

-- Who are the best Varsity Blues characters?

-- All four winnable games are preceded by much needed cushion.

-- The mass exodus on Satterfield's staff is another ominous sign.

-- Danny White is trying to be Vince McMahon. 

-- What Heupel needs to be successful.  

-- Trevin Wallace could be an ENORMOUS National Signing Day addition. 

-- Who wins more games in 2021, UK football or UK basketball? 

 

Knoxville is Burning

por Maria Taustine

The offseason has slowed down the college football world almost everywhere, with one exception. Knoxville is on fire. Phil Fulmer "retired" after Tennessee fired Jeremy Pruitt for cause after an investigation found the Vols are in fact the cheatingest cheaters who ever cheated. The purge is hilarious in the short term and great news for the Wildcats in the long term. Highlights from a candid conversation between Nick Roush and Adam Luckett:

  • More Scott Frost slander.
  • Reading between the lines from Mark Stoops' scheme talk. 
  • Tae Tae Crumes time? 
  • A timeline of the disastrous Pruitt/Fulmer reign. 
  • The wildest contradictions from a mind-numbing press conference. 
  • Did UT actually do the right thing by cleaning house, despite the ensuing probation? 
  • Kentucky's window to win the SEC East is opening. 

 

Waiting on Wan'Dale

por Maria Taustine

The Kentucky football program's future could be dramatically altered if Wan'Dale Robinson elects to transfer to UK. After entering the portal on Monday, the BBN is playing the waiting game once again for Wan'Dale. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down the latest in the Robinson sweepstakes, debut a new segment 'What a Sport,' and discuss...

  • It's a Big Daggum Deal.
  • Pros and cons behind Jamin Davis' decision and what's next at inside linebacker. 
  • South Georgia has been good to Kentucky. 
  • C-Rod is BACK. 
  • Beamer's hires at South Carolina make absolutely no sense.
  • Tennessee's new interim-head coach in waiting.
  • A look ahead at the NFL divisional playoffs. 

Hyperdrive into the Offseason

por Maria Taustine

As soon as college football's bowl games concluded Jan. 2, the sport wasted no time producing news. Before Nick Roush and Adam Luckett get into the offseason moves, they discuss Kentucky's TaxSlayer Gator Bowl win over No. 23 NC State, a game that was a microcosm of Kentucky's 2020 football season. Highlights:  

  • A firsthand experience from Jacksonville. 
  • The Wildcats will go over the line at times; it's the cost of doing business. 
  • UK QBs are in the transfer portal. Should Kentucky go get one from the portal? 
  • An early look at an unexpectedly loaded 2021 depth chart. 
  • One reason why you should be excited about Jemal Singleton on special teams.
  • Bring Phil Fulmer to Kroger Field. 
  • Vandy's out of the box hire. 
  • Have we seen the last of Dan Mullen at Florida? 

BOWLING!

por Maria Taustine

Are you ready fro the Gator Bowl? You will be once you listen to Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down the Cats vs. the Wolfpack on a brand new edition of 11 Personnel. They share the best matchups, their favorite bowl memories, and...

  • Is the future of bowl games bleak? 
  • The 2020 season could be a blessing in disguise.
  • NC State almost exclusively played bad teams in 2020. 
  • The 3-3-5 is not as bad as it seems.
  • How Doeren got off the hot seat.
  • What the Wolfpack do well offensively. 
  • The Vegas line continues to swing back and forth. 
  • What a win would mean for Kentucky.

We're goin' to Jackson(ville)

por Maria Taustine

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from 11 Personnel! Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are celebrating with a UK trip to the Gator Bowl. They discuss college football's awful selection process, the coaching carousel and more. Highlights: 

  • What the hell is happening at Tennessee?
  • Did Auburn make a good hire?
  • What are Clemson assistant coaches and Billy Napier waiting for to leave?
  • What Eric Wolford brings to UK's offensive line.
  • Luckett's All-SEC soap box. 
  • Stoops has created a winning culture at Kentucky.
  • N.C. State is the best bowl matchup UK could've asked for.

 

Signing Day Spectacular!

por Maria Taustine

KSR is bringing out the big guns, crossing over between podcasts to bring you our Signing Day Spectacular. Adam Luckett and Freddie Maggard join Nick Roush to talk about Kentucky's exciting new offensive coordinator and the 18 players that put pen to paper and signed with UK on Wednesday. They break down Liam Coen's style, how the new players fit into his offense and much more. Highlights: 

  • Why Coen won't be afraid to play freshmen.
  • Jared Goff's eye-opening growth proves this system is QB-friendly.
  • Coen's outside zone attack will make play action and misdirection more effective.
  • Inherent risk with the hire.
  • Coen's message to Chris Rodriguez.
  • Which signees looks good in shorts coming off the bus.
  • An emphasis on length and speed. 
  • A player that's a perfect fit in Coen's offense.
  • Can Freddie pick one favorite wide receivers?

Coaching Search

por Maria Taustine

The 2020 Kentucky football regular season has come to a close and now Mark Stoops is searching for a new offensive coordinator. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett review some of the candidates and let you know when Stoops could reach a decision. They also discuss...

  • Jammie Robinson and the JV team. 
  • Senior Day Milestones
  • Why you shouldn't be too concerned about Lewis flipping?
  • The significance of quality control assist Greg Manusky.
  • Why you should believe Stoops when it comes to the offense.
  • The latest NFL to college coaching trend. 
  • Satterfield doesn't know what to do outside of his App. State bubble. 
  • There's too much CFB Playoff talk.  

 

Football Weather

por Maria Taustine

Winter is Coming is here. The month of December brought snow to the Bluegrass and now it's in the forecast for Kentucky's season finale against South Carolina. Before Nick Roush and Adam Luckett discuss the Senior Day matchup at Kroger Field, they address the changes within the program that are on the horizon. Highlights:

  • Three factors that led to Gran's demise.
  • Is Gran the best UK play-caller since Mike Leach? 
  • The four most important hires a head football coach can make
  • What Bob Stoops' presence at Oklahoma practice means for UK.
  • Bossman Fat's ups and downs. 
  • Senior Day salute to Landon Young, Zach Johnson and more. 
  • Prepare for Ohio State in the playoff. 
  • Decommits are happening everywhere.

 

Reading Between the Lines

por Maria Taustine

In the aftermath of an embarrassing loss at Alabama, there were some interesting comments made by Mark Stoops and Eddie Gran. On the latest edition of 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett parse through those words, while breaking down what Scott Satterfield's reported interest in South Carolina means for Louisville, and more importantly, for Kentucky. Highlights:

  • Satterfield's move is a warning sign for the state of that program.
  • Where should UK fans want Scott and his Tots, Carolina or Louisville?
  • Comparing Kentucky's defense to a boxer in the 12th round. 
  • The Kentucky football foundation is solid, but the house could use some upgrades.
  • Florida's balanced passing attack is so good. 
  • Luckett is tired of the basketball season Tweets during football games.
  • Thanksgiving food eating strategies. 

It's good to be right

por Maria Taustine

A broken clock is right twice a day. This time that broken clock was correct at least three times as Adam Luckett gives Nick Roush a pat or two on the back for correctly predicting a few enormous developments in the world of college football. More importantly, the two KSR football junkies discuss the Wildcats' win and explain why Mark Stoops is reaching a fork in the road in his career once the season ends. Highlight:      

  • Muschamp is done, is TV his next best destination?
  • Somebody's throwing Stoops' name around for a potential Iowa vacancy. 
  • One of the greatest John Schlarman lines. 
  • Three incredible stats on Stoops, the WRs and Chris Rodriguez.
  • An offensive measuring stick at Alabama.
  • A big recruiting win.
  • What does success vs Bama look like?

Remember November

por Maria Taustine

How will this Kentucky football team be remembered? Much of it will be determined this November. On the latest edition of 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett share what they want to see from the Wildcats in the final four games of the 2020 regular season, starting with a Vanderbilt game that could heal many offensive wounds, if it is still played this Saturday. Highlights: 

  • How this week's cancellations could change UK's schedule down the road. 
  • Offensively loyal to a fault. 
  • Problems with offensive coaching and QBs are similar. 
  • The epic Kentucky-SoFlo disaster. 
  • Run the Damn Ball
  • Prepare for a Hugh Freeze SEC bidding war.
  • A gentleman's agreement at Georgia?
  • Did Florida prove they can beat Bama?
  • Darian Kinnard and the NFL Draft. 

Return of the MAC

por Maria Taustine

Kentucky's bye week isn't so bad when you get a heavy dose of MACtion. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett narrate some of the Wednesday night madness while breaking down Kentucky-Georgia, in particular the offensive woes that have plagued the program this season. Have we seen the last of Terry Wilson? They answer that question and more. Highlights: 

  • Crazy defensive stats over the last four games.
  • An all-time great play from the defense that will never get the recognition it deserves. 
  • Bad complimentary football. 
  • Dan Mullen owes Mark Stoops a night on the town. 
  • Kentucky's sack rate is bad, who's to blame? 
  • A.J. Rose and Bossman Fat to wide receiver? 
  • A few horses to bet on in the Breeders' Cup. 
  • An important update on Kentucky's WR commits. 

 

Quarterback Change?

por Maria Taustine

Kentucky hosts a top five Georgia team on Halloween with a blue, full moon in the forecast. Just when things couldn't get weirder, it looks like the Wildcats are handing the offense over to Joey Gatewood. On this week's 11 Personnel Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down why they believe the time is now, expectations for Gatewood and how he could have some success against one of the nation's top defenses. Highlights:  

  • A timely Stephen Johnson comparison by Eddie Gran. 
  • Defensively, UK didn't play that bad at Missouri. 
  • One pass play Kentucky always runs but never works. 
  • Despite a similar style, what Gatewood can do differently from Wilson.
  • A game that's all about turnovers.
  • Two first downs and a Duffy punt are a win for UK's offense.
  • Where Kentucky has actually had success against Georgia.
  • Midseason salvaging has been Gran's M.O. at Kentucky.

Drinking Fulmer's Tears and Shoving Drinkwitz into a Locker

por Maria Taustine

Phil Fulmer has been a thorn in Adam Luckett's side for decades. Eli Drinkwitz has made the hair stand up on Nick Roush's neck since the day he was hired. It's the perfect recipe for a wildly entertaining edition of 11 Personnel where they celebrate the win over Tennessee and preview the matchup with Missouri. Highlights:

  • Why this loss hurts the Vols harder than any other loss.
  • How you beat tempo.
  • Carrying second half offensive momentum into CoMo.
  • The scheduling shuffle might actually benefit UK.
  • Drinkwitz and Satterfield aren't so different, especially on offense.
  • Padding stats vs. Pelini.
  • Bazelak and Bolton can ball.
  • Who was Stoops talking about at Monday's presser?

 

Kentucky and Tennessee, a Mirror Image

por Maria Taustine

Kentucky's 24-2 win over Miss. State produced mixed results across the BBN. Adam Luckett knocks some sense into Kentucky football fans by reminding folks that the Wildcats and the Volunteers aren't so different. He shares what UK needs to do to end the losing streak at Neyland Stadium that's stood since 1984. Highlights:

  • Predictions that were eerily correct.
  • Is being too loyal a problem?
  • Rodriguez is ridiculous.
  • Is UK asking Terry Wilson to do too much?
  • How can Bo Pelini be that bad?
  • Time for Guarantano to come back to Earth against UK.
  • Why Mac Jones and Connor Bazelak's success is a good sign for the future of UK football.

 

Runners in Scoring Position

por Maria Taustine

After a second consecutive loss, Nick Roush wasn't prepared to relive Ole Miss misery until Adam Luckett shared a few more AnaLucketts that indicate that Kentucky really isn't that bad of a football team. If the Wildcats can improve with runners in scoring position, a.k.a. quit leaving points on the field, UK can bounce back with a season-changing win against Mike Leach's Mississippi State Air Raid. 11 Personnel Highlights:

  • One position that's killing UK.
  • Terry used his progressions masterfully on three throws on the final drive.
  • You can't throw Harris to the bench for the drops just yet.
  • EXCELLENT news for the pass rush rest of the season.
  • Is Stoops willing to bail on the OLBs for more DBs?
  • Kentucky can be the kryptonite for Miss State's bizarre 3-3-5 defense.
  • With no Smoke, it could be a big week for C-Rod.
  • Three things really going UK's way against Miss. State. 

 

Red Zone Blues

por Maria Taustine

11 Personnel is prepared to put a bow on the Auburn loss by sharing a few things that went wrong for Kentucky outside of the obvious mistakes. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett did find some hope for the future of this team and they prepare your for the home-opener at Kroger Field against Ole Miss. Highlights:  

  • Auburn's week one win over UK mirrors their previous two season-openers. 
  • Third Down AnaLucketts
  • Where was the "Havoc" on defense?
  • Eddie Gran had a great gameplan, with a few bone-headed moments.
  • How many Goodyear blimps are there? 
  • Most of Ole Miss' big numbers came in garbage time.
  • Nepotism and college football, a tradition unlike any other. 
  • Bo Pelini's meathead moment vs. Mike Leach. 

 

Fill-in-the-Blank vs. Auburn

por Maria Taustine

It's finally game week. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett cannot contain their excitement. On this edition 11 Personnel they preview the matchup between the Cats and the Tigers on the Plains by playing a game of fill-in-the-blank to tell the tale of how the game could go in Auburn or Kentucky's favor. Who needs to play big for UK to pull off the upset? Which Tiger must Kentucky contain? Those questions are answered and more. Highlights: 

-- The national narrative on UofL is changing after hilarious miscues.  

-- Schwartz is a track star, but who's the most famous Schwartz? 

-- Malzahn's offensive principles flourished before teams figured out tempo. 

-- Auburn has wood splitters at inside linebacker.

-- Terry Wilson's importance is amplified on third down. 

-- Positive (and negative) signs to watch for in the middle of the game that could dictate the outcome.  


Special Teams Insanity

por Maria Taustine

Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are back in action to recap an eventful week two of college football that featured one hilarious special teams mistake after another. It led to our first big upset of the season and produced unfiltered joy. The tandem touched on a variety of college football topics as the Wildcats get one week closer to the season. Highlights: 

-- Media members had to eat Matt Campbell crow. 

-- Joey Gatewood's progression in preseason practice. 

-- UofL's gimmicky offense drives Roush insane. 

-- Florida State's problems are not cosmetic. 

-- The best tools for a successful rebuild. 

-- Benny Snell looks great in year two. 


Camp nears Conclusion, Defense gets Aggressive and Week 2 Unders

por Maria Taustine

Contrary to popular belief, life isn't too short to bet the under. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett look ahead to find value in the second week of the college football season. Folks, there's money to be made. There's also much to discuss about the Kentucky Wildcats as preseason practice nears its conclusion. Highlights: 

-- Could Huge Freeze hop on the coaching carousel and land at Southern Miss?

-- Joey Gatewood optimism.

-- A comparison for Vito Tisdale that will turn heads. 

-- How play at the nickel could turn the Wildcats in the aggressors on defense.

-- Previewing the Kroger KSR Game of the Week between Douglass and North Hardin.   

-- Luckett LOVES Western Kentucky as an underdog at Louisville.

-- Pac-12 After Dark now lives in Lawrence.  

 

SEC Win Totals, Kickoff Times, Scrimmages and a Walkout

por Maria Taustine

It's time for one of the best 11 Personnel podcasts of the year. Today Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are talking SEC win totals, giving you all the intel you need to cash tickets in a bizarre 2020 season. Before they put money in your pocket, the two talked about...

-- UK continues to lead the way in taking a stand.  

-- The coaching staff LOVES Kentucky's freshmen class. 

-- Nooners aren't that bad. 

-- Jager Burton to UK is a big deal. 

-- Tennessee at only four wins? That number stinks of something. 

-- South Carolina seemingly has ZERO playmakers on offense. 

-- Early lines for Vanderbilt football are ENORMOUS. 

-- A Labor Day weekend college football lock. 

Early Preseason Practice Stars, Challenges from Coaches, SEC Training Camp Bus

por Maria Taustine

After an exciting opening week of preseason practice, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett have assembled to discuss it all on 11 Personnel. They reveal the early training camp stars and how each can potentially make an impact before Luckett shares news from around the SEC that could play a significant role when the Wildcats come to town. Highlights: 

-- Is Bryce Oliver the new TJ Carter?

-- Players challenged by coaches that increase the ceiling of the team. 

-- Freshmen proving they'll play in some capacity this fall. 

-- Marvin Lewis -- yes, that Marvin Lewis -- makes an appearance in the Top 25.

-- Significant preseason injuries in the SEC East.

-- The importance of UK's expeditious offensive playbook install.  

The 2020 SEC Football Schedule is Here

por Maria Taustine

Coronavirus pandemic storylines have taken a backseat to the SEC as the network unveiled what this fall will look like in SEC country. Despite the difficult circumstances, Kentucky fans received a pleasant scheduling surprise. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett tell you why the schedule sets up perfectly for the Wildcats to have a big year in a bizarre 2020 college football season. Highlights: 

-- Kentucky is the perfect "trap game" for all of its best opponents. 

-- UK gets Egg Bowl teams at the right time. 

-- Early lines and narrow margins. 

-- Where Kentucky has an advantage over Auburn in week one. 

-- Potentially bad news in the Joey Gatewood transfer case. 

-- Players we want to hear from during training camp.  

-- Can spring ball work?

-- A shift in what kind of cornerbacks UK is recruiting. 

Will Players Prevent the Big Ten from Canceling College Football?

por Maria Taustine

Nick Roush and Adam Luckett planned on leading off the show by breaking down Kentucky's two additional 2020 SEC opponents. Unfortunately, the Big Ten had difference ideas for this week's 11 Personnel. They discuss a maddening 72 hours filled with ups and downs for college football fans. Highlights:

-- Luckett's fateful morning at Costco. 

-- Kevin Warren's gone rogue and there's no going back. 

-- Players collaborate better than the adults. 

-- Too much praise for Scott Satterfield. 

-- Are players actually safer on campus? 

-- B1G made up their minds a long time ago. 

-- Alabama and Ole Miss will have two different QBs by the time they play Kentucky. 

Opting Out, Practice Schedules and Pac-12 Unity

por Maria Taustine

As we barrel closer to the start of the college football season, players are opting out and forming unions. News is flying off the shelves faster than ever. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are prepared to discuss it all. A brief summary of the topics covered in the latest edition of 11 Personnel...

-- We're still waiting on an SEC schedule, but at least we have a practice schedule.

-- What happens at NCAA meetings. 

-- When the NCAA lost its teeth.

-- Conditions at certain schools draw concern.

-- Big-time players are beginning to opt out; is this the start of a trend? 

-- The most reasonable demands from the Pac-12 union and the early pushback. 


SEC and ACC Conference-Only Scheduling Chaos

por Maria Taustine

The ACC and SEC's dramatic schedule changes brought Nick Roush and Adam Luckett back on the microphones for the second podcast this week. Shortly after ACC announced it would play the 10+1 scheduling format this fall, the SEC decided to play only ten conference games among its league members. KSR's dynamic duo breaks down what exactly happened, the implications of the decision and what it means for Kentucky. Highlights: 

-- Why the ACC actually won't end up playing that nonconference game.

-- The Coastal Wheel of Destiny is dead.

-- Benefits and potential worries about there delayed start.  

-- Divisions are the worst. WHAT WAS THE SEC THINKING?!?!?!

-- How money may have ultimately drove the SEC to abandon nonconference rivalry games. 

-- For the first time, Vandy will have home field advantage.  

-- Two small pieces of scoop. 

Will Kentucky's Streak of 1,000-yard Rushers Continue?

por Maria Taustine

As the 2020 college football season hangs in limbo, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are pressing forward with another edition of 11 Personnel. This week KSR's dynamic duo focuses on he deep field of running backs Eddie Gran has at his disposal. Who will lead the team in rushing and will that Wildcat surpass the 1,000-yard threshold for the fifth straight season? We answer those questions, and...

-- Is bad baseball better than no sports? 

-- Expect the mask police if fans are allowed in stands.  

-- Which newcomers pass the early eye test. 

-- Joker Phillips has returned to Kentucky to recruit. 

-- High School football is back in Kentucky (for now). 

-- How the passing game can help give running backs more touches. 

-- Freshmen that are poised to receive early playing time on offense. 

 

Celebrating One Year of Podcasts

por Maria Taustine

One year later and Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are still pumping out new episodes of 11 Personnel. College football looks much different now than a year ago, but there's still much to discuss in the world of SEC Football, like...

-- Phil Steele is high on UK (and the entire SEC East). 

-- Are we buying Justin Rogers starting? 

-- There are only two quarterback tiers in the SEC this year. 

-- A very important Egg Bowl update. 

-- UK is making moves on the recruiting front with cornerbacks and Jager Burton. 

-- Gavin Wimsatt gives Kentucky a golden opportunity. 

Buying Time during what would have been SEC Media Days

por Maria Taustine

While the Big Ten and Pac-12 completely rearrange their football teams' fall schedules, the 11 Personnel crew is standing strong. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett discuss the latest SEC football news from Birmingham before they share what they will miss most from SEC Media Days, an event that was scheduled to take this week in Atlanta. Highlights: 

-- Long term consequences for college football from coronavirus. 

-- Is Bryson DeChambeau the best or the worst thing for golf? 

-- Would you rather UK get revenge vs. Jimbo Fisher or Lane Kiffin? 

-- What Vanderbilt did that could eventually get them kicked out of the SEC.

-- How did JT Daniels get eligible? 

-- Yusuf Corker is a HOSS. 

Two Talented Commits and the Benefits of 12 Personnel

por Maria Taustine

After a brief mid-summer siesta, 11 Personnel with Nick Roush and Adam Luckett returns to discuss the additions of two new Kentucky football commitments, Christian Lewis and Martez Thrower. They also dive deep into X's and O's by breaking down what UK can do this fall by utilizing Keaton Upshaw in two tight end sets. It's music to football fans' ears, plus...

-- Roush and Luckett got hitched one day apart. 

-- A new development in Luckett's brand.  

-- The beautiful weirdness of CFB that created Phil Steele. 

-- Thrower is built to be a modern day middle linebacker. 

-- Lewis' tape doesn't look like typical high school WR film.

-- A QB following Lorenzen's legacy. 


Bye, Bye, Bye

por Maria Taustine

There are many different ways to say goodbye. On the latest edition of 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett discuss three very different goodbyes from Xavier Peters, Johnny Majors and Smokey. In some cases, it's even too late to apologize. They explain why and discuss...

-- UK is only antibody testing players, kinda weird, right? 

-- Jarren Williams flip-flops with Terry Wilson. 

-- The big-time recruits UK is willing to wait for. 

-- North Carolina is a sleeping giant. 

-- Potential player gifts from the Duke's Mayo Bowl. 

-- Who brings a chocolate pie to a football game? 

Thursday Night Football + Coordinator Rankings with SEC Mike

por Maria Taustine

Are you ready for some football? Kentucky is kicking off the season two nights earlier than expected and the 11 Personnel crew could not be more excited. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are also happy to be joined by Saturday Down South's Michael Bratton, best known as SEC Mike, who breaks down his SEC coordinator rankings (that you will find below) and looks at the the 2020 conference outlook as a whole. Highlights:

-- Don't steal Roush's joy; celebrate the 5-day Labor Day weekend. 

-- Nightmares from previous Thursday night UK football games. 

-- "Nick Saban will not win another SEC Championship."

-- Georgia would be lucky to have Eddie Gran calling their plays. 

-- UK +17.5 at Auburn is the lock of the century. 

-- Blue Chip Ratio 

-- 2020 is all about Terry Wilson.  

Chickens Roost + Boogie Watson

por Maria Taustine

Adam Luckett welcomes college football to the year 2020 with Nick Roush on the latest edition of the 11 Personnel podcast. This week they discuss positive responses to the Black Lives Matter protests around the country, like at Kentucky, and the negatives that have come to light at other programs, like Clemson and Iowa. They also speak with UK outside linebacker Boogie Watson. Highlights:

-- Mark Stoops, man of action.

-- Some things are best kept behind closed doors; others are detrimental to the health of a program.   

-- The Culture Kings have fallen.

-- Nobody talks better out of both sides of their mouth than Dabo.

-- Where did the nickname Boogie come from? 

-- Pass Rushing Fundamentals. 

Talkin' Ball

por Maria Taustine

We are living in strange times. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett try to provide a little comfort and add a little normalcy to the chaos in our country by talking football for an hour. It isn't perfect, but this edition of 11 Personnel might be the escape to the gridiron you need. Highlights:

-- How Terry Wilson's grown and matured over the last year. 

-- Where the Boogie Watson-Josh Allen comparisons go wrong.   

-- Jon Sumrall stays hot on the recruiting trail. 

-- Mark Stoops is feeling confident entering 2020.  

-- How does Kirby Smart keep getting QBs without developing any of them? 

 

Kentucky Football What Ifs + Jon Sumrall

por Maria Taustine

On this week's 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett play the 'what if' game for the Kentucky football program. After listening to the fun hypotheticals and the latest football news, you'll hear snippets from Roush's interview with UK linebackers coach Jon Sumrall, who talks about his players and shares his recruiting pitch. Highlights: 

-- What if Rich Brooks retires a year later or Neal Brown stays a year longer? 

-- What to keep an eye on in the Rimington Award race Drake Jackson. 

-- Surprising advanced stats and anonymous coach quotes about the Cats. 

-- Why you shouldn't get too high or low as plans surface on the return to campus. 

-- When Sumrall knew Wesley Woodyard was going to be a great football player. 

Only those who dare, truly live

por Maria Taustine

Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are unlike most college football fanatics. They dare to dare, truly living like no other. What exactly does that mean? Listen in to find out. Highlights from a jam-packed edition of 11 Personnel:

-- Jordan Lovett's tape might be the most impressive so far in the class of 2021.

-- Stoops has entered "Dan Mullen at Miss. State" territory.  

-- The War on Scott Satterfield has been declared.

-- Preseason respect for Kentucky football? What's that? 

-- Teams that will surely be preseason, over-hyped media darlings. 

-- Tiger vs. Phil, who ya got? 

11 Personnel E42: Rivalrying and Recruiting

por Maria Taustine

11 Personnel is back and better than ever. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett have plenty of recruiting talk following the additions of La'Vell Wright and Dekel Crowdus. That was slightly interrupted once Jordan Watkins set the internet ablaze and brought the UK-UofL football rivalry to the forefront. Highlights:  

-- Homemade oatmeal cream pies.

-- Lessons learned from UK quarterback Jeopardy. 

-- What defenses are doing to beat the spread.

-- Why the recruiting focus is more regional this year. 

-- Predicting who will be UK's next commitment.  

-- Don't let Louisville fans convince you Satterfield inherited an empty cupboard. 

HOT DICE!

por Maria Taustine

You look like you could use some Kentucky football talk. Luckily, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are here to provide you with that and much more in a brand new edition of 11 Personnel. Football recruiting season is kicking into high gear, the dice are hot and 11 Personnel is here to break it all down. Highlights:  

-- Conference realignment fatalities. 

-- The only logical explanation to Tennessee's recruiting success. 

-- Transfer portal SZN.

-- How did Kahlil Saunders slip through the cracks?

-- Don't fall for the Armond Scott/Dorian Baker comps.

-- Preseason Top 25 surprises. 

NFL Draft Fits

por Maria Taustine

The NFL Draft has come and gone. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are here to talk about everything that happened in a brand new edition of the 11 Personnel podcast. How does each Wildcat fit in with their new team? They answer that question and much more, including... 

-- Were Roger Goodell's antics entertaining or annoying? 

-- Is Lincoln Riley ever going to make the Kliff Kingsbury move? 

-- How Stenberg can earn early PT and develop with the Lions.

-- The roast of Jake Fromm

-- The best viral moment from the draft. 

-- Stoops busted Roush's chops. 

-- Optimism for college football season. 

NFL Draft Special

por Maria Taustine

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!?! The NFL Draft is here and Nick Roush and Adam Luckett have everything you need to know to be prepared for the three-day event. Highlights:

-- Smokescreens

-- Rationing Potato Salad

-- Isaiah Simmons' NFL fit.

-- Why Bowden will get picked higher than he's projected.

-- Why some teams are automatically out on Stenberg.

-- College football stars who will surprise you when they don't get drafted.

-- A Kentucky football recruiting update.

 

How Coronavirus Impacts College Football + SEC Win Totals

por Maria Taustine

Nick Roush is bringing Dad Strength back to 11 Personnel. He joins Adam Luckett from paternity leave to catch up on what's happened around the college football world during the coronavirus pandemic. Luckett's mind has been racing with quarantine thoughts. A few of his ideas are so good, the sport may be better for it in the long run. Highlights:

-- It didn't take long for Mike Leach to share the wrong meme.

-- How COVID could push us closer to an 8-team playoff.

-- College GameDay at the Kentucky Derby or Augusta National?

-- How power-five programs could implement a substitute for the spring game.

-- The best bets for SEC win totals.

-- Where the SEC needs to be more like the Big Ten.

-- The SEC has a quarterback problem in 2020.

Our Favorite UK Football Games + Air Raid vs. Bowden Ball

por Maria Taustine

The outside world is taking a break from football, but not the 11 Personnel podcast. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett share memories from their favorite Kentucky football games before discussing how the Cats transformed from the Air Raid to its polar opposite in 2019. Highlights: 

-- FIGHT!

-- That time Myron Pryor killed a Georgia Bulldog. 

-- Field-rushing euphoria. 

-- The sound of the stadium during the Air Raid. 

-- Did the Air Raid cause more long-term harm than good? 

NFL Free Agency + Football Comps for SEC Basketball Coaches

por Maria Taustine

The coronavirus has impacted every aspect of the sports world. The least touched so far is football, yet Nick Roush and Adam Luckett still need to discuss a few ways it's affected their favorite sport. They also react to the ups and downs of NFL free agency before busting out an outstanding offseason topic: What is each SEC basketball coach's college football equivalent? Highlights: 

-- In the middle of chaos, Bill O'Brien is still gonna Bill O'Brien. 

-- Could the CFB season be pushed back? 

-- Will Kentucky open the season on Derby day?  

-- How UK can survive without spring football. 

-- Michigan football is a lot like Indiana basketball. 

-- What Greg Manusky brings to the Bluegrass. 

-- Kermit Davis and Gary Patterson must be long lost siblings. 

-- John Calipari and this National Championship head coach share more in common than you think.

A Coaching Change and Conversation with Joey Gatewood

por Maria Taustine

Spring practice rolls along and the 11 Personnel crew is here to keep you in the loop with the latest on Kentucky football. A small sample of what Nick Roush and Adam Luckett discuss in the Championship Week edition of the show:

-- Castrating cows in college football. 

-- Jovon Bouknight joins the wide receivers. 

-- The first freshman running back Eddie Gran has gassed up since Benny Snell.

-- A conversation with Joey Gatewood filled with off-the-wall questions. 

-- Ranking college football's top coaches. 

-- Which college basketball coaches could be successful on the college football front?  

Spring Practice Begins and Landon Young is Getting Hitched

por Maria Taustine

Mark Stoops opened Kentucky's 2020 Spring Practice by sharing a lot of news. Adam Luckett and Nick Roush discuss it all and have a chat with Landon Young, the offensive tackle who got engaged over the weekend and is planning to get hitched before the start of his senior football season. It's a bold strategy. Highlights:    

-- Mike Stoops will not be UK's tenth assistant coach. 

-- Feeling good about the edge, not so much at left guard. 

-- Mark Stoops' message to Xavier Peters. 

-- The current status of Kentucky's quarterbacks.  

-- One HUGE mistake Landon made before getting his knee dirty.  

-- Stoops' call to action for the fans. 

-- MACtion is here to stay. 

Power Ranking Pop-Tarts at the NFL Combine

por Maria Taustine

An NFL team asked Logan Stenberg, "What's your favorite Pop-Tart?" Naturally, that means Nick Roush and Adam Luckett had to provide Pop-Tart analysis. Along with nonsense, they discuss actual football matters from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Highlights:

-- What's the best Football Weather? 

-- Luckett proves he's a 'Big J' journalist. 

-- You could make a 30 for 30 on the 2015 EKU football game. 

-- What Stenberg has to prove to NFL teams. 

-- Which Wildcats will be at the 2021 NFL Combine? 

-- Instead of the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington is now the Offensive Line Capital of the World. 

Eating Glass at the NFL Combine Meat Market

por Maria Taustine

Live from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, it's 11 Personnel! Nick Roush and Adam Luckett share everything they saw at the pre-draft spectacle shortly after speaking with Lynn Bowden, Joe Burrow and a handful of NFL coaches. Highlights:

-- One quarterback that will hang around the NFL for at least a decade.

-- Will Bowden's absence from the combine drills hurt his draft stock?

-- Position-less Football

-- Quarterbacks in all shapes and sizes.

-- Media celebrity sightings.

-- The Cats picked up a pair of commitments.

 

Vince Marrow's Message + One-Time Transfer Rule + Early Enrollees

por Maria Taustine

What offseason? Nick Roush and Adam Luckett return to recap a jam-packed week of offseason football following Vince Marrow's decision. They break down the message he sent to recruits and the BBN, and talk about a ton of other topics, like... 

-- Saturday Spring Game? No bueno. 

-- Early Enrollees speak like they play.

-- Those damn Oregon uniforms.

-- How the NCAA is throwing players a bone and what the transfer rule could mean to UK. 

-- Hot Dog Delight

-- What the computer rankings say about Kentucky and their 2020 opponents. 

*Pardon the loud volume. Roush was jacked up on caffeine.*

XFL for Dummies

por Maria Taustine

Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are back like they never left. Once they finished exhaling from National Signing Day, the XFL gave them a weekend of football. They shared the keys to the league's success before getting into football news around the University of Kentucky, like...

-- Why Mark Stoops ain't going to Michigan State.

-- What in the world is Tom Izzo doing in the Spartans' coaching search? 

-- Defining Tennessee Ass-Biting.

-- Maybe Sawyer Smith shouldn't pose for pictures next to Terry Wilson and Joey Gatewood. 

-- Who is Tyler Malin?

 

Michael Drennen's National Signing Day Decision

por Maria Taustine

Celebrate National Signing Day with 11 Personnel. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett threw on the headsets right before Michael Drennen's announcement ceremony began in Columbus. Hear their reaction when Donut put on a Kentucky hat and committed to the Wildcats. Highlights: 

-- How Eddie Gran can use the versatile offensive weapon.

-- Vince Marrow lands his primary NSD target once again.

-- Did the Big Dog leverage the Youngstown State vacancy to secure Drennen's commitment?  

-- Eli Drinkwitz is a nerd. 

-- Bruce Pearl is the SEC Basketball version of Steve Spurrier. 

-- The umpteen reasons why Mark Stoops ain't going to USC.  

 

Mike Stoops, Vince Marrow and Intriguing Early Enrollees

por Maria Taustine

Before the last football game of the 2019-20 football season is played on Super Bowl Sunday, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett bring you the latest in UK football talk. They touch on a couple of potential coaching moves, the transfer portal and...

-- The latest in Football Crootin'. 

-- Wild times at The U.

-- Mike Stoops would be a controversial hire, but it shouldn't be. 

-- Why Vince Marrow won't go to Youngstown State.

-- Which Early Enrollees are the most intriguing ahead of spring practice? 

-- Coaching hire conspiracy theory.

The Greatest Surprises of the 2019 Season

por Maria Taustine

The offseason is upon us. To enjoy the time away from football, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett relive the 2019 Kentucky football season by sharing the greatest surprises (both good and bad) that ultimately led to UK's 8-5 finish. Before they get into the meat potatoes of conversation, they discuss a couple of newsworthy items, like...

-- The significance of Phil Hoskins' sixth year of eligibility. 

-- Petrino's got a brand new gig. 

-- Mike Leach is bringing in a defense that tastes like a fart.

-- How is Mike Sanford still failing up?

-- NFL Draft SZN is heating up at the Senior Bowl. 

-- Some good news on the recruiting front. 

-- People forget about Ahmad Flagner.  

 

A Pirate Looks at Starkville

por Maria Taustine

A day after the college football season concluded, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett discussed the National Championship Game between LSU and Clemson on a new episode of 11 Personnel. After diving into the X's and O's, they touched on a ton of topics from a busy college football week away from the field. Highlights:

-- What did Joe Brady actually do for LSU? 

-- Highlights from the Coaches' Film Room and the Pressbox. 

-- The ACC stinks. Can Clemson set a record for most consecutive conference wins? 

-- NFL Conference Championship preview. 

-- The Egg Bowl is the gift that keeps on giving. 

-- Welcoming back Anwar Stewart and A.J. Rose. 

-- A severed finger in Athens: the most SEC story ever. 

The Bowden Bowl

por Maria Taustine

The 11 Personnel podcast is proud to present a sensational review of Lynn Bowden's finest hour in his final game as a Kentucky Wildcat. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett use a fine-tooth comb to break down the Belk Bowl and discuss the latest news as we approach the conclusion of this year's football season. Highlights: 

-- Roush will remember the name of Utah's head coach when they win a real game. 

-- Is Chinese water torture worse than watching the Belk Bowl from a cubicle?

-- The Last Drive

-- Lynn Bowden is the most popular Wildcat since...

-- Salutes to players who overcame adversity.

-- Egg Bowl 2019 may give us a Lane Kiffin vs. Todd Grantham Egg Bowl 2020.

Belk Bowling

por Maria Taustine

Are you ready for the Belk Bowl? Not until you listen to 11 Personnel with Nick Roush and Adam Luckett. They let you know what's happening in Charlotte before the game and the matchups that will dictate the outcome on the field. Highlights:

-- Independence Bowl play-by-play.

-- Weird things happen in bowl games.

-- How one flips the switch from football to basketball.

-- Two words that define Tech's season: youth movement.

-- Where did the Lunch Pail Defense come from?

-- Does Bud Foster's departure actually matter?

-- CFB Playoff Preview

Early Signing Day Special with Freddie Maggard

por Maria Taustine

The fine folks at Kentucky Sports Radio are celebrating a magnificent Early Signing Day with a special edition of 11 Personnel. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are joined by former UK quarterback Freddie Maggard to discuss all of the class' prospects and more. Highlights:

-- Beau knows.

-- A defensive back that can play right away?

-- Sumrall's sneaky last-second maneuver.

-- The 2020 Class' Film Room MVPs

-- A blast from the past player comp for Kalil Branham.

-- Clink cleans up in Detroit.

-- Louisville lost its Chubba.

-- Excellent tacklers all over the field.

 

Fulmergate

por Maria Taustine

Kentucky is playing in the Belk Bowl, a place few expected entering bowl selection Sunday. Adam Luckett connects the dots to explain why he believes Phil Fulmer pulled strings to dunk on Kentucky's football program. You can hear more about Fulmergate, the now complete SEC coaching carousel, and...  

-- The significance of Dean Hood's departure. 

-- Takeaways from new coaches' press conferences. 

-- Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss, not exactly beacons of stability. 

-- Gatewood is raw with Tim Couch-like upside. 

-- College basketball needs a scheduling intervention. 

-- Luckett reacts live to the Coaches' All-SEC teams. 

Stoops Smashes Scott's Tots

por Maria Taustine

Scott Satterfield may be the ACC Coach of the Year but he got thoroughly out-coached by Mark Stoops in the 2019 season finale at Kroger Field. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down how the Cats outsmarted and outgunned the Louisville Cardinals in a spectacular 45-13 Governor's Cup victory. Highlights:

-- This ain't App. State vs. Western Carolina.

-- How Brad White used the defensive line to ruin Satterfield's gameplan.

-- The backstory to Barry Odom's termination.

-- The perfect offensive coordinator for Will Muschamp.

-- Recruiting chatter.

-- Beautiful Defensive Development by the Linebackers.

-- Best offense ever? It's hard to beat those numbers.  

-- KHSAA State Championship Game Predictions

Contrasting Ideologies Clash in the Governor's Cup

por Maria Taustine

The Governor's Cup is upon us. The Cats and the Cards pit strength vs. strength in a battle of differing ideologies. Do you believe in numbers or flash? Defense and running the football or offense and big plays? Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down every matchup before the season finale at Kroger Field. Highlights:

-- How UK's offense is similar to Oklahoma's.

-- Kentucky's biggest advantage in the game.

-- What does UofL's defense do well? Let UK's coaches explain.

-- UK is setting the tone with trash talk; is that good or bad?

-- How special teams could play a HUGE role.

-- A line Louisville fans use that drives Luckett absolutely nuts.


It Must Suck to be a Vanderbilt Football Player

por Maria Taustine

After Adam Luckett tore up the stands at Vanderbilt Stadium, he threw on a pair of headsets with Nick Roush to talk about Kentucky's win and prepare you for the UT-Martin SkyHawks. Right now it's a good time to be a Kentucky football fan, something you can't say about a lot of their SEC East peers. The terrific twosome touched on a variety of topics, like...

-- Kentucky dominated 'The Middle Eight,' the latest football term that will make you feel smarter. 

-- A way-too-early Governor's Cup forecast. 

-- Story-time from sloppy blogging.

-- The defense is great, but there are still a few areas where they can improve.

 -- Awful beats and and picks for SoCon Saturday weekend. 

-- SEC East coaches are here to stay and that's a good thing for UK. 

-- There's a new big name in the Florida State coaching search. 

-- A secret about quarterbacks. 

 

A TKO and Toilet Bowl

por Maria Taustine

Kentucky failed to deliver a knockout punch against the Tennessee Volunteers. Now reeling, Adam Luckett and Nick Roush talk about what went wrong and how the Cats need to bounce back in Nashville this weekend against the Vanderbilt Commodores. Highlights:

-- Kentucky uses offense to play defense. 

-- Brand new sound effects!

-- One big pass away from ending it. 

-- Vandy's offense is historically bad. They have defensive weaknesses too.

-- Improving Conference Championship Weekend with Friday night Toilet Bowls.

-- Kentucky bowl scenarios.  

Coaching Search in Tallahassee Ahead of Tennessee Showdown

por Maria Taustine

Folks, we got a big football game Saturday night at Kroger Field. Before Kentucky takes the field for what could be a season-defining win, we have to discuss what could be an era-defining moment as Mark Stoops' name is floated around for the Florida State head coaching vacancy. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett pick each apart from every single angle. Highlights:

-- The skinny on the uncertainty within FSU's administration.

-- Where Mark Stoops is a square peg in a round hole.

-- If Stoops leaves, who you gonna call?

-- Jarrett Guarantano is to Tennessee as Stephen Garcia was to South Carolina.

-- UK's defense should be able to tee off on Tennessee in the passing game.

-- What UK must do well to take down Tennessee.

-- Why do Volunteers enjoy paper cuts so much?

Punt to Win

por Maria Taustine

In an unusual turn of events, Kentucky has a second bye week. To celebrate the occasion, and a missed KSR Football Podcast, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett spend some extra time breaking down Kentucky's win over Missouri and how the CFB Playoff picture is shaping up entering the homestretch. Highlights: 

-- Derek Dooley's extensive collection of slacks. 

-- Blue Chip rookies did work. 

-- To have a fast defense, you must have a fast Mike (cough, Chris Oats, cough cough). 

-- The most incredible Lynn Bowden stats. 

-- Kentucky is missing big plays from the running backs. 

-- Max Duffy made Missouri do stuff you only see in high school.

-- What Allen Dailey's penalty says about UK's mentality with Bowden at QB.

-- Ranking the Top 5 non-UK annual college football games. 

-- How Oklahoma's loss could help UK end up in the Outback Bowl.   

 

This ain't the week for Sawyer Smith

por Maria Taustine

The 11 Personnel crew has dried off from the rainy road trip in Athens to prepare you for what could be another soggy Saturday for the Wildcats. Luckett and Roush explain how Lynn Bowden matches up well against Missouri, where Kentucky must drastically improve, and...

-- All of the breaks are going Florida's way.

-- Opposing RB1s are tearing up the Cats.

-- Missouri: Big fan of penalties.

-- The one thing Mizzou's defense can NOT do.

-- Why it could be a big week for Boogie.

-- Attrition isn't always bad.

-- Coaching carousel craziness.

Athens After Dark

por Maria Taustine

The 11 Personnel crew stayed up late to provide you with a special road trip podcast. Nick and Adam had their first guest on to talk about Kentucky's 21-0 loss to Georgia and share stories from a wild weekend in Athens. Highlights: 

-- A noisy introduction.

-- The bane of Adam Luckett's existence. 

-- A Georgia Football Song

-- Foosball Hustlin' 

-- Sanford Stadium puts on quite a production. 

Lean on Lynn

por Maria Taustine

Before Nick Roush and Adam Luckett hop on I-75 for an 11 Personnel road trip, KSR's resident football guys talk about Kentucky's victory over Arkansas, what makes Georgia so good, and...

-- UK found its formula with Lynn Bowden.

-- A lesson A.J. Rose needs to learn about making chicken salad.

-- South Carolina took disrespectful to a new level at Sanford Stadium.

-- Georgia loses when Jake Fromm airs it out.

-- New Georgia is the old Bama.

-- Please, stop deferring.

-- Luckett's new best friend.

 

Run the Damn Ball

por Maria Taustine

11 Personnel is BACK. After Adam Luckett gets a chance to say, 'I told you so,' Nick Roush helps him preview Kentucky's primetime matchup with Arkansas. Highlights:

-- Ideal bowl destinations.

-- Will either team start who they say they're starting at quarterback?

-- If Smith actually is healthy, what do you do?

-- How Chavis' defense actually could play into UK's favor regardless of QB.

-- A guide to the SEC unwritten rule book.

-- A name you know from Last Chance U.

-- Why you shouldn't pay attention to the Arkansas/A&M score.


Bye Week Blues

por Maria Taustine

One cliche rings true for Kentucky football this week: The bye week comes at a good time. To mark the occasion, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett talk about what's gone wrong, provide some simple fixes and hand out bye week superlatives to some unsung UK football hero. Highlights:  

-- UK's play-calling theory is at a crossroads on offense and defense.  

-- Lynn Bowden is a better QB than you think. 

-- UK's offense needs an identity. 

-- Beau Allen has been stellar.

-- Can the Bo Nix magic continue? 

What is Will Muschamp doing?

por Maria Taustine

This week's edition of 11 Personnel tries to answer the question on everyone's mind: what in the world is going to happen when Kentucky travels to South Carolina Saturday night? You should have more clarity after listening to this amazing hour of audio that includes... 

-- The rest of UK's SEC schedule is somehow getting worse. 

-- You thought UK was bad last week? Wait till you see South Carolina.

-- So. Much. Running. 

-- What is Muschamp trying to do with this uptempo offense?

-- Numbers that are so crazy they can't be true. 

 

Hot State

por Maria Taustine

It's going to be a hot Saturday afternoon in Starkville. Joe Moorhead is trying to get off the hot seat as the Bulldogs and the Wildcats enter the matchup coming off a loss. Adam Luckett and Nick Roush break down the matchup after a brief discussion on UK's loss to Florida. Highlights: 

-- A Hot Take on Miss. State's Injured QB Situation

-- In a change of pace, UK has advantages in the trenches. 

-- Eddie Gran's history vs. Bob Shoop.

-- Moorhead teams aren't great vs. good teams. The stats don't lie. 

-- What Moorhead's desperation could lead to Saturday. 

-- The Cats are due for big plays.   

Fragile Feleipe Franks and the Florida Gators

por Maria Taustine

Before the Saturday night party at Kroger Field, you need to listen to the 11 Personnel podcast. After touching on the Good, Bad and the Ugly from UK's win over Eastern Michigan, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down all of the key matchups as the Cats seek to win their second straight over the Gators. Highlights:

-- Sawyer Smith throws the best fade since Andre Woodson was on campus. 

-- What the addition of Xavier Peters and Phil Hoskins will do for UK's pass rush.  

-- How C.J. Henderson's absence could affect Grantham's scheme. 

-- The strength of Florida's offense is at wide receiver.

-- Sawyer Smith's secret weapon.  

-- Florida only has one returning starter on the offensive line.

-- Is this the first time UK has ever had an advantage at wide receiver? 

 

E-Tough

por Maria Taustine

Kentucky is 1-0. On this edition of 11 Personnel, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett talk about Kentucky's season-opening victory over Toledo before getting into the nitty gritty with the incredibly gritty Eastern Michigan Eagles. Highlights:

-- 11 Personnel is officially a Bo Nix Podcast.

-- Will Muschamp's favorite hobby is imploding.

-- Luckett shares CRAZY chunk play stats from the Cats

-- Eastern Michigan is VERY good against the spread as underdogs. 

-- Long division, how does it work?

-- EMU's coaches rock unusual attire on the sidelines.  

-- Luckett puts on Brad White's headset vs. EMU's dink and dunk offense. 

Holy Toledo!

por Maria Taustine

It's finally football time in the Bluegrass. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett have everything you need to know about the Toledo Rockets before they travel to Kroger Field for the opening game of UK's 2019 football season. Highlights: 

-- Depth Chart Wars

-- Why UK rolled with DeMarcus Harris on the opening depth chart.

-- What makes Kelvin Joseph different than typical Stoops cornerbacks. 

-- How a UK miss on the recruiting trail could help the Cats land another LSU transfer.

-- What UK's defensive line must do to help the inexperienced secondary. 

-- Why the Cats should be able to put up a ton of points vs. Toledo.

-- A preview of the best games on opening weekend of the CFB season. 

 

Open Practice, Secondary Clarity and Over-Unders

por Maria Taustine

Just hours after Nick Roush walked off the Kentucky football practice field, he hopped on the mic alongside Adam Luckett to record another episode of 11 Personnel. The gang has a much better idea of where the Cats stand before Week Zero of the college football season kicks off Saturday night in Orlando. Highlights:

-- Feeling better at corner, but still iffy on nickel.

-- Four players that really stood out at open practice.

-- Coach Clink is tearing up the recruiting trail in Michigan.

-- "That beer is going to be gone by the second quarter."

-- The best college football season win total over/unders.

First Scrimmage, Pass-Catching Preview and Tathan

por Maria Taustine

We have officially reached the midway point of Kentucky football training camp. With only one more Saturday without college football, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett talk about the latest news from the Joe Craft Football Training Facility, preview the tight ends and wide receivers, and...

-- The thing we've overlooked on the secondary's inexperience.

-- Vince Marrow said Rigg better than Conrad: Buy or Sell?

-- How 12 personnel puts defensive play-callers in a pickle.

-- Oh, Tathan.

-- Did Terry Wilson receive a fair evaluation from PFF?

Ep. 3: Open Practice

por Maria Taustine

After watching the Cats practice at UK Football Fan Day, Nick Roush and Adam Luckett share the their insight from the practice field on the latest edition of 11 Personnel. The Kentucky football team has not spent a week at Training Camp, but there's already a ton to talk about, like...

-- What Isaiah Epps' injury means for the Cats and who's the next man up?

-- The most pleasant surprises from open practice are in the secondary.

-- "Chris Oats looks like he was made in a football lab."

-- Xavier Peters looks the part, but will he be able to play?

-- A former four-star recruit could just get beat out.

-- Who's gotta get with it or get lost.

Ep. 2: Robinson's Injury and Running Backs

por Maria Taustine

Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are back for another amazing episode of 11 Personnel. You need football talk, and we got it. Highlights:     

-- Breaking down the game of the candidates to replace Davonte Robinson.

-- Is Terry Wilson actually going to throw it 35-40 times a game? 

-- Position Previews: Running Backs

-- Who will be the surprise breakout stars in training camp?

-- What to watch for at Kentucky's open practice at UK Fan Day.  

Ep. 1: SEC Media Days Fallout and QB Position Preview

por Maria Taustine

Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are proud to present the latest UK football podcast on the Kentucky Sports Radio airwaves, 11 Personnel.

Each week the two KSR football junkies will give the BBN everything they need to get their football fix. They will dive into the X's and O's and examine the SEC as a whole like never before. To start, the two recap what all went down at SEC Media Days and preview Kentucky's quarterback room. Highlights:

-- What were the biggest All-SEC misses?

-- Why South Carolina's fourth-place predicted finish is so egregious.

-- Ranking every single SEC Quarterback. 

-- The biggest difference between year one and year two for Terry Wilson.  

-- Sawyer Smith and Stephen Johnson are eerily similar.